Reflections

How Much Can You Add to Your Plate?

It's a game we play. We fill up our plate and then we see how much we can pile on top. We live in a buffet of opportunities, and in the same way that our eyes are often bigger than our stomachs, our desire…

Reflections Thoughts on Success

Taller than Everest

As humans, we tend to replace one desire with another. An accomplishment is quickly forgotten. The novelty of a new car wears off in days. An award is replaced by an aspiration for a new one. We thrive in aiming for new possibilities, but…

Reflections

A Job You Love, a Lamborghini, and the Cure for Cancer

Do your goals for success include living by your eulogy virtues? Because I would argue that the most successful people are those who live by their values. Regardless of their external achievements, those who live authentically by being consistent in their actions, whether or not…

Reflections

Swim with the Right Swimmers

I swim a few times per week.

I'm no fish, but because swimming gives me relief from chronic neck and shoulder pain, it's a necessary part of my weekly routine. And over the past few years, I have taken a series of swim clinics that…

Reflections

The Things We Waste

We waste water. Turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save around 8 gallons of water per day. That's 2,920 gallons per year or 46,720 cups of water. If you drink 8 eight-ounce cups of water per day, that's enough water for you…

Reflections

To Fill Doesn’t Always Mean to Satisfy

The amount of things to see, read, and hear are now infinite. Each day, more than 2 million blogs posts are published, The Washington Post alone publishes around 1,200 pieces of content (one about every 2 minutes), 95 million photos and videos are shared on…

Quotes Reflections

Ursula K. Le Guin on Inventing Our Lives

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Not who but what?

It's a question we were asked countless times as children. We had an astronaut phase, a singer phase, and a meteorologist phase. 

We dreamed of being astronomers, teachers, cooks, and mailmen. We…